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Palazzo Mocenigo

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Address: Santa Croce 1992, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 721798
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

A patrician residence at San Stae, Palazzo Mocenigo houses valuable 18th...

A patrician residence at San Stae, Palazzo Mocenigo houses valuable 18th century artworks and is also home to the Study Centre for the History of Textiles and Costumes. A fine selection of rare textiles and costumes of particular importance are displayed. The collection is laid out with a significant importance given to garments and accessories. Mainly of Venetian origin, the works are often embellished with lace and embroidery, skills of several artisans who made such a contribution to that refined luxury and elegance for which the Venetians of those days were famous for.

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I really enjoyed this museum as a break from beautiful iconic religious art and historical government related buildings. It gave a good look into how a palazzo of the very rich... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff was incredibly rude. There is very little parfum, historical room and costumes. Almost no information was given. Extremely disappointed !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this museum as a break from beautiful iconic religious art and historical government related buildings. It gave a good look into how a palazzo of the very rich was used with several room setup with furniture, mannequins in costume, tableware etc. stunning glass chandeliers. I suggest this perhaps on day 3 of your visit in Venice. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

This museum gives a good picture of life in a Venetian Palazzo. The costume exhibits add to it, but the palazzo is the real star. Recommended for a second visit to Venice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Enjoyed every aspect of this elegant and historical museum! We went as it was included on the Venezia Unica pass -- and am delighted we did. Offers great insight into 18th century Venice. We especially enjoyed the fun, informative, and interactive perfume exhibit at the end!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This Palazzo is a real example how the Venetian families played an important rule in what Venice was as a leader in trade and politics for a very long time in history. This is much more than a perfume and textile museum for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Very enjoyable experience, seeing the style of dress from 18th century Venice. Beautifully decorated period rooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

The Mocenigo family produced seven doges thru the centuries! This palace is a fascinating museum of how the Venetians lived in the eighteenth century. The interior is preserved as it was when the family lived in it. The floors are made in different materials, The exterior is not at all palace like so it's easy to miss it. Well worth... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

When we visited Venice last year, I was disappointed that we did not manage to get to the Palazzo Mocenigo, as it was closed on a Monday. This time we went first thing in the morning, and I have to say that more me, it was just OK. I have a real interest in Fragrances, there ingredients and how they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Palazzo Mocenigo has beautiful costumes and textiles on show, as well as perfume exhibition. Additionally, the palace itself is worth a visit. So remember to look at the walls, floors and ceilings, too. By the way, across the street is a small trattoria with the same name. Good for a simple, traditional lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

This museum shows off a private collection of perfume bottles, very lovely. Also on show are costumes, and it's astonishing to see how short people, women and men, we're back then. The ingredients used in perfume making were displayed, some of which made me sneeze. A rather lighthearted video explained the history of perfume making and use in Venice; it... More 

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